Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University examines the logistical challenges of the invasion of Normandy by the Western Allies 75 years ago. 30 years after the Tienanmen Square Massacre, he looks at how widespread the protests actually were and suggests that, ultimately, the yearning for freedom will win out. Lastly he looks at what the rise of the Brexit Party might mean and discusses the current travails of the EU.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the most recent UK box office chart, with the live-action remake of Aladdin still at #1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters opens at #2 while, despite an absence of official numbers, James determines that high-school comedy Booksmart should feature at #7. His DVD of the week is Vice, the biographical drama-comedy about US Vice-President Dick Cheney starring an almost unrecognisable Christian Bale. James's view? The mark of a good film is one you appreciate even more a second time.
Steve Caplin looks at the Persistence of Chaos, an artwork laptop infected with the world's most dangerous malware. The app Northern Fail exposes the shortcomings of Northern Rail. Amazon is said to be developing a wearable device to detect emotions. Delivery robots can now conquer steps. the University of Plymouth develop the world's first raspberry-picking robot. There's a tiny selfie drone and a clever foldaway shooting-stick-style chair, which he demonstrates. Great radio!
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Uber beats. Gap tanks. Williams-Sonoma soars; and Costco slips. Analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss these stories and dig into the latest from Okta, Ulta Beauty, and Zynga. Plus, comedian Greg Fitzsimmons talks Stitches, stand-up, and the business of comedy.
This is Money …in partnership with NS&I. Host Georgie Frost is joined by editor Simon Lambert and Assistant Editor Lee Boyce. The trio look at the shambles of state pension forecasts which is leaving savers out of pocket; new help for scam victims but will it help and the latest for Tesco bank mortgage holders. And if you haven't lost all your money...they also tell you how to invest like Buffett, to find out if you are a Premium bond winner and which are the top paying companies... Don’t forget you can stay up to date with all the latest, breaking money news, just go to thisismoney.co.uk or download the app.
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's episode, Emily Flippen is back to talk about investing in Chinese stocks, when to sell, and more.
In this episode of Policy Matters, hosts Franz Buscha and Matt Dickson talk to Sarah Brown, Professor of Economics at the University of Sheffield and an independent commissioner for the Low Pay Commission. Franz and Matt highlight the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the national minimum wage and discuss with Sarah how the policy has worked out for the UK. The role and importance of the Low Pay Commission in informing minimum wage policy is explored and questions are asked as to what the future may hold for the minimum wage. The discussion then moves to the topic of household finances and how people with different personality traits make financial decisions and the implications this may have for policy.
In this new edition of Track Record, Sue Dougan talks to Richard Buchanan. He founded “The Clearing” ten years ago – an award-winning brand consultancy working with diverse household names such as Hugo Boss, HSBC, and Tesco. In his younger days, he studied art, then went on to join Newell & Sorrell – infamous for the ill-fated ethnic BA tailfins. That business became Interbrand, where he rose to director level. Here, he rebranded Barclays Bank, Opel /GM, British Red Cross and Orange. Richard joins Sue to talk about his journey, to fill in the gaps, and to share some life lessons along the way.
CSJ Head of Work and Welfare Policy Patrick Spencer, discusses how a National Retraining Scheme that gives every worker in the country a Personal Learning Account could help solve the UK’s skills crisis.
Adam Cox is joined by speaker, trainer and self-confessed warrior, Harriet Bratt. She discusses how it’s possible to draw strength from the darkest of times, revealing that her experiences of being abused led her to embark on a journey of finding “the warrior within”. She explains that while pain is inevitable, suffering is a choice – and you can choose to let the bad times can either destroy or define you. Harriet shares what being a warrior means to her, and why challenge and struggle is essential to cultivating inner strength and resilience.